9 typical things to do in Paris

If you have been looking for what to do in Paris whenever you visit the city, don't worry there's some good news!

You can learn 9 typical things which tourists should do during their first visiting in Paris.

Paris is dubbed 'the city of love,' and there are such a vast number romantic attractions you and your nearest and dearest can visit during your time here.

Have you already read our article called the Paris Travel Guide? If you have, then the following list are some of the typical things to do in Paris:

1. Visiting romantic attractions

Notre Dame, Paris
Things to do in Paris? Visit Notre Dame at 6 Parvis Notre-Dame - Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris

An excellent romantic example is Montmartre. This place has outstanding areas that will fill you with euphoria.

Climbing the slopes of Montmartre is an absolute must-do activity in Paris as the whole place gives you such an exhilarating feeling. For more about Montmarte, find it on the page where to stay in Paris.


2. Cruising

Seine cruising in Paris
Things to do in Paris? Go cruising on the Seine river.

Cruising is something you shouldn't miss on your excursion to Paris. There is a brilliant trip you can take which leisurely winds its way along the River Seine.

During the hours of darkness, while on board, you'll get a golden opportunity to see the real beauty of Paris from a different angle. Slowly cruising down the river, taking in all the sights, is something that every tourist should experience.

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3. Touring world-class museums

Louvre Museum in Paris
Things to do in Paris? Go to the best museums - the Louvre in the picture.

Going to museums in Paris is a must-do activity. Paris has such a large number of historical centers which contain astonishing exhibitions from various parts of the world.

The most well-known museums you can visit in Paris incorporate:

  • The Louvre,
  • Musee d'Orsay,
  • Center Georges,
  • Musee Rodin,
  • Grand Palais,
  • Army Museum, and
  • Foundation Louis Vuitton among others.

When touring these museums, you will learn about prehistory,  the Renaissance and contemporary exhibitions around the globe.


4. Shopping

Galerie Lafayette - shopping center in Paris
Galerie Lafayette - be sure to visit this VIP shopping center in Paris

Shopping and window shopping are just two of the things you can do while in Paris. There are so many captivating items available to buy from the awe-inspiring shops.

Gold jewelry from different parts of the world, the latest fashions, ornaments and even food is available among other items. The best neighborhood for shopping is in Marais. The place has something for everyone!

If you want to stay near the Marais, check out these nice hotels in the location.


5. Photography

Eiffel Tower from Montmartre - Paris
Eiffel Tower from Montmartre - Paris

Paris, being home to attractive destinations for vacationers, has such a large number of beautiful spots available for taking photographs.

For example, the Eiffel Tower; the best landmark in Paris. Another place which provides excellent photo opportunities is Disneyland Park. It has a superb environment that will make your photographs fantastic and engaging.


6. Partying

On your Paris trip, you will no doubt want to have some fun with your traveling companions or family at some point. The city is well-known for its large number of dance clubs where you can settle in for a night of dancing and refreshment into the small hours of the morning.

Some of the best dance clubs to visit in Paris incorporate Matignon, Titty Twister, Wanderlust, Le Crazy Horse eighth and Palais Maillot seventeenth to name just a few. In any of these clubs, you will discover all it takes to reach a state of happiness.


7. Dining

Dining is one of the things you would be wise to try in Paris. There are so many restaurants and hotels that offer dining services. Fresh drinks and mouth-watering food are always on the menu at each eatery.

After a tiring day of walking, you can settle into any of the surrounding restaurants and have yourself a superb feast. Some of the finest dining establishments include Le Cinq, Boutary, La Bonne, Excuse, Bateau, Alliance, Le Gabriel, and a whole host of others.

Of course, the names we have given are rather exceptional dining options, and unless you have a gold credit card, you may not wish to splash out every night of your vacation. So, if you want something a little lighter on your wallet, maybe a visit to some of the classic Paris brasseries will be more ideal.

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8. Visiting entertainment spots

Moulin Rouge Paris
Moulin Rouge in Paris

After a taxing day of strolling, you may want to visit somewhere relaxing, like one of the entertainment services on offer. If you love watching movies and musicals, or listening to music, the Moulin Rouge is a must.

This site shows the most recent films. It's also somewhere where you can mingle with the heroes who feature in some of the famous movies too!

Likewise, at Luxembourg Park, in the recreation center, you can enjoy horse riding or even engage in different sporting exercises which are sure to re-invigorate your energy levels for the next batch of sight-seeing.


9. Going to recreational centers

There are such vast numbers of eminent recreational spots that you could visit in Paris, and each in turn will bring new delights. The recreational centers - parks, for example, are the Palace of Versailles, near the Eiffel Tower, and Montmartre.

You can join in with any of the options, for instance, taking photographs, appreciating the entertainment services, eating or even engaging in physical exercises.

Your motivation video
We love it if there is a nice video on YouTube from bloggers and this is absolutely amazing. It's about things to do in Paris from blogger Hermione Chantal